English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Another electric car launched

Not less than a week after Nissan Leaf electric car was launched, another electric car, Mahindra’s e2o was launched in Thimphu, yesterday. The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, launched the car at the Taj Tashi Hotel.

Thimphu records highest crime

Thimphu records the highest crime with 1,314 cases registered, states the Annual Crime Statistics for 2012-13. The report was launched at a press conference in Thimphu today.

Forest Fire: A burning issue

Thousands of acres of forests are lost to fire every year. In the last five years, more than 55,000 acres of forest were destroyed by fire.  In 2011-12, about 39 forest fire cases where reported, while in 2012-13 about 34 cases were reported.

Opposition meets the media

The Opposition Party met the reporters from various media houses, today. It was the first time the Opposition Party met with the media since its election. The Opposition Leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho along with other members of parliament spoke about various issues including the government’s 100-day pledges.

Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Bhutan calls on PM

The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan, Jishnu Roy Choudhury, called on the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, today.

Plates and cups made from of areca nut trees to hit market

Locally made bio-degradable plates and cups from dry sheaths of betel nut trees will hit the market tomorrow. In fact, one of the hotels in Gelephu has already placed an order with this new venture started by Chhuzanggang Agricultural Farmers’ Cooperative and SNV.

Shivratri draws a huge crowd

After walking for almost an hour, devotees come to worship lord Shiva on this day at Khopi Dham in Dhamdara as early as 3am in the morning. People say devotees from as far as Kolkata in India come for this particular occasion.

Ambassador-designate of Bangladesh to Bhutan presents credentials to His Majesty

The Ambassador-designate of Bangladesh to Bhutan, Jishnu Roy Choudhury presented his credentials to His Majesty the King, today.

VAST Yangtse facing sustainability issue

Founded a year ago, the Visual Art Studio of Trashi Yangtse or VAST Yangtse is finding it difficult to sustain. The studio hasn’t been able to sell a single painting.

Inadequate learning space worries teachers

Teachers of Gelephu Lower Secondary School are worried that the cramped classrooms are going to hamper the students learning process. About 50 students are cramped up in a single classroom given the inadequate classrooms.

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